UHPA is pleased to endorse newcomer Patrick Branco for House District 50. Patrick graduated from Kamehameha Schools, received a full scholarship to Hawai‘i Pacific University and went on to receive his Master’s degree from John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. Patrick earned fellowships at the US Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. He has served in the U.S. Foreign Service. The PEC felt strongly that Patrick understood our issues, the economic difficulties facing the University and the legislature. They also felt that his background would serve him well in working with others in the legislature in advancing the work that needs to be accomplished.